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Asunción Molinos Gordo

Aranda del Duero, Spain. 1979
Cultivando Desierto, 2017. Paint on silk drawing from an aerial photograph of the Bahariya desert. 290 x 136 cm.
Holes, Bellies, Arms and Flesh, 2017. Cow anklebone, bronze coated anklebone and wood, 153 x 140 x 90 cm.
Holes, Bellies, Arms and Flesh, 2017. Cow anklebone, bronze coated anklebone and wood, 153 x 140 x 90 cm.
Karnak, 2010. Digital photography on paper. 85 x 120 cm (with frame).
Karnak, 2010. Digital photography on paper. 85 x 120 cm (with frame).
A Mayúscula, b minúscula, 2017. Fayoum Ceramics. 21 x 23 x 3 cm each, 180 x 70 x 27 cm installation.
A Mayúscula, b minúscula. 2017. Fayoum Ceramics. 21 x 23 x 3 cm each, 180 x 70 x 27 cm installation.
25 de Enero, 30 de Junio, 2017. Photographic print on copper. 80x62 cm.
Lake Burullus, 2017. Fish head and tail belonging to the trays used commonly by egyptian elites in the 1950s, to serve the fish’s body ready to eat. 90 x 20 x 3 cm
Lake Burullus, 2017. Fish head and tail belonging to the trays used commonly by egyptian elites in the 1950s, to serve the fish’s body ready to eat. 90 x 20 x 3 cm
Wafaa El Nil, 2017. Ritual doll, egyptian cotton. 156 x 55 x 55 cm.
Profile of debt, 2017. Comb profilometer coated in 24k gold, 3 microns. 8 x 13 x 2cm.
Veritá per Giulio Regeni, 2017. Italian votive offering, silver plated. 8 x 6 cm.
Buy the rumor, sell the news, 2014. Neón. 26 x 75 cm.
Buy the rumor, sell the news, 2014. Neón. 26 x 75 cm.
Caja Solidaria, 2014. Hand-painted cardboard container. 29 x 25 x 37 cm.
Dumping, 2014. Serigraphed jute sacks, slings, carabiner. Variable dimensions.
Untitled (montón de grano), 2014. Digital photograph on paper. 120 x 85 cm.
Banco, 2014. Digital photograph on paper 120 x 85 cm.
Untitled (montón de polvo), 2014. Digital photography on paper. 120 x 85 cm
Untitled (barco carguero), 2014. Hand-painted wooden bulk carrier boat. 60 x 10 x 11 cm
El Falah, 2014. Exercise in arabic calligraphy on paper. 26 parts of 33 x 24 cm
El Falah, 2014. Exercise in arabic calligraphy on paper. 26 parts of 33 x 24 cm
Untitled (modelo matemático), 2014. 3D Print with Polylactic acid. Variable dimensions.

 

Asunción Molinos Gordo questions the categories that define “innovation” in mainstream discourses today, exploring the different forms of dominance in the intellectual enquire from the urban to the rural. She employs installation, photography, video, sound and other media to examine the rural realm driven by a strong desire to understand the value and complexity of its cultural production, as well as the burdens that keep it invisible and marginalized, often disregarded as folkloric or mythological.

The main focus of her work is contemporary peasantry. Her understating of the figure of the small or medium farmer is not merely as food producer but as cultural agent, responsible for both perpetuating traditional knowledge and for generating new expertise to meet current challenges. She has produced work reflecting on land usage, nomad architecture, farmers’ strikes, bureaucracy on territory, transformation of rural labour, biotechnology and global food trade.

Molinos Gordo won the Sharjah Biennial Prize 2015 with her project WAM (World Agriculture Museum). Her work has been exhibited at venues including MAZ Museo de Arte de Zapopan (Mexico), Delfina Foundation (London), ARNOLFINI (Bristol), The Townhouse Gallery (Cairo), Darat Al Funun (Amman), Tranzit (Prague), ART BASEL Miami Beach (US), Cappadox Festival (Uchisar-Turkey), The Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki), Museo Carrillo Gil (Mexico), MUSAC (León, Spain), CA2M (Madrid, Spain), CAB de Burgos (Spain), Matadero (Madrid, Spain) and La Casa Encendida (Madrid, Spain), among others.

She obtained her B.F.A. from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where she also pursued her Master in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice. She is currently studying Anthropology and Ethnography at UNED (Spain).

Molinos Gordo lives and works between Egypt, Oman and Spain.

Wafaa El Nil, 2017. Ritual doll, egyptian cotton. 156 x 55 x 55 cm.
A Mayúscula, b minúscula, 2017. Fayoum Ceramics. 21 x 23 x 3 cm each, 180 x 70 x 27 cm installation.
A Mayúscula, b minúscula. 2017. Fayoum Ceramics. 21 x 23 x 3 cm each, 180 x 70 x 27 cm installation.
Profile of debt, 2017. Comb profilometer coated in 24k gold, 3 microns. 8 x 13 x 2cm.
Lake Burullus, 2017. Fish head and tail belonging to the trays used commonly by egyptian elites in the 1950s, to serve the fish’s body ready to eat. 90 x 20 x 3 cm
Cultivando Desierto, 2017. Paint on silk drawing from an aerial photograph of the Bahariya desert. 290 x 136 cm.
25 de Enero, 30 de Junio, 2017. Photographic print on brass slate. 80x62 cm.
Buy the rumor, sell the news, 2014. Neón. 26 x 75 cm.
Detail of ''Buy the rumor, sell the news,'' 2014. Neon. 26 x 75 cm.
Cultivando Desierto, 2017. Paint on silk drawing from an aerial photograph of the Bahariya desert. 290 x 136 cm.
Banco, 2014. Digital photograph on paper 120 x 85 cm.
Dumping, 2014. Serigraphed jute sacks, slings, carabiner. Variable dimensions.
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HAMBRE. UN OBJETO HECHO POR EL HOMBRE: MAZ, MÉXICO | ASUNCIÓN MOLINOS GORDO

The Zapopan Museum of Art (MAZ) will open the solo exhibition Hunger, A Man-Made Object by Asunción Molinos Gordo. The exhibition will open on November 30, 2017.

FRIEZE NY 2017 | TRAVESIA CUATRO

Travesía Cuatro participate in Frieze NY, May 4-7. Artists: Elena del Rivero, Gonzalo Lebrija, Jose Dávila, Alexandre Estrela, Milena Muzquiz, Asunción Molinos Gordo and Mateo López.

NIEUW DAKOTA, AMSTERDAM | ASUNCIÓN MOLINOS GORDO

Asunción Molinos Gordo will participate in the residency program of Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam (Netherlands), participating in The Farmer in the City, a project curated by Christiaan Bastiaans. From the 6th of February until the 16th of March, 2017.